Perhaps you remember Surface RT. It was Microsoft’s bid to become a legitimate computer hardware manufacturer—a Windows-based tablet with a clever, snappy, magnetically attached keyboard cover. It looked great. It felt great. It had all the pluck and presence of Grade A industrial design.
Surface RT gave us the touch control of Microsoft’s modern U.I., but was also intended to serve as a solid, no-excuses PC productivity station. The tablet even came with a starter version of Microsoft Office to help fulfill that promise.